Kapellmeister

Kapellmeister

[kah-pel-mahy-ster, kuh-]
noun, plural Kapellmeister.
1.
a choirmaster.
2.
a conductor of an orchestra.
3.
a bandmaster.

Origin:
1830–40; < German; see chapel, master

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capellmeister or kapellmeister (kæˈpɛlˌmaɪstə)
 
n
See also maestro di cappella a person in charge of an orchestra, esp in an 18th-century princely household
 
[from German, from Kapelle chapel + Meistermaster]
 
kapellmeister or kapellmeister
 
n
 
[from German, from Kapelle chapel + Meistermaster]

kapellmeister (kæˈpɛlˌmaɪstə)
 
n , pl -ter
a variant spelling of capellmeister

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kapellmeister
"conductor," 1838, from Ger., lit. "chapel master," from Kapelle "chapel" (also the name given to a band or orchestra) + Meister "master."
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